Tag: terrorism

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13 off-duty soldiers in Kayseri murdered in car bomb attack

A car laden with explosives crashed into a municipality bus carrying off-duty soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and injuring 56 in central Turkey. The attack took place at 8.45am local time this morning, just as the bus was by a bus stop that serves Kayseri’s Erciyes University campus, adding to the casualty toll. Turkey’s Interior […]

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Twin blast in Istanbul kills 38, injures 136 as Turkey declares day of mourning

The death toll continues to rise as the authorities confirm more casualties from the double bombing near Beşiktaş Football Club’s Vodafone Arena Stadium in central Istanbul last night. According to Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, 30 police officers and seven civilians are among the dead, with another of the victims yet to be identified. A […]

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Diyarbakır co-mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı charged with terror offences

A promise by the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) to clamp down on those suspected of supporting terrorism has extended to members of HDP (People’s Democratic Party) – Turkey’s third largest political party, known for its pro-Kurdish views. HDP’s Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı (pictured above), the co-mayors of Diyarbakır were arrested late on […]

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Bomb attack at Gaziantep wedding leaves 50 dead, scores injured

The death toll has risen to 50 following a suicide bombing of a wedding party in central Gaziantep, southeast Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan named Daesh as the prime suspect behind Saturday night’s terror attack, which also left 100 people wounded. Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikaya called the bombing an “abhorrent terror attack.” He told media that […]

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World stands with Turkey over Istanbul airport terror attack

Governments, institutions and well-known personalities showed their solidarity with Turkey following the latest terrorist attack in the country, in which three suicide bombers killed 44 people and injured 239 others at Istanbul Atatürk Airport late on Tuesday evening. The following day, as dusk fell, cities around the world projected the Turkish flag on to their famous […]

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Rush hour car bomb kills 11 in Istanbul
 

A car bomb targeting a police bus has killed seven offers and four civilians, while injuring scores more. The explosion occurred in central Istanbul at rush hour this morning. At 8.35am, a bomb was detonated by a police station in Vezneciler, located in the city’s historic Fatih district, just as a bus carrying a riot […]

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ISIL supporter Mehmet Öztürk named as Istanbul suicide bomber

The Turkish authorities have said that an ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) recruit from Gaziantep, southeast Turkey, carried out the suicide bombing, which killed four and injured dozens more on İstiklal Caddesi on Saturday. Mehmet Öztürk, 24, was named by Turkey’s Interior Minister Efken Ala at a press conference yesterday following DNA […]

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Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Ankara bombing

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) – a militant youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – have claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 37 people and injured 125 more. In an online statement, TAK said the attack was in revenge for military operations in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey. […]

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PKK kills 30 in 48 hours as violence worsens in Turkey

A series of deadly attacks has rocked eastern Turkey, claiming the lives of sixteen soldiers and fourteen police officers in two days. On Sunday night, PKK militants set up an armed ambush by the village of Dağlıca in Hakkâri province, located near the border with Iraq. Bombs were remotely detonated just as two military vehicles […]